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5 problem(s) found in 3719 milliseconds (displaying 5 problem(s)). [COMMENTDATE>=20200919 AND NOT K='Hilfsrückzüger' AND K='Überholt']

1 - P0005367
Ted Brandhorst
3500 British Chess Magazine 12/1973
BP in which both sides get their pieces all on squares of the same colour?
(AL: 12,5)
1. a3 a5 2. c3 b6 3. d4 d6 4. e3 e5 5. f4 f6 6. g3 g5 7. h4 h6 8. Sd2 Ta7 9. Kf2 Lg7 10. De1 Kf8 11. Lh3 Lxh3 12. Txh3 Se7 13. Th2
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Hauke Reddmann: Beim Vorfuehren (im Club vor voellig problemunerfahrenen
Patznasen) kam einer auf
folgende Idee:

1.c3 e5 2.a3 Bxa3 3.Nxa3 a5 4.e3 b6 5.f4 d6 6.g3
Ne7 7.h4 f6 8.Bh3 Bxh3 9.Rxh3 Ra7 10.Rh2 Kf8 11.Kf2 h6 12.Qe1

2 Halbzüge gespart! (2002-11-19)
Ryan McCracken: It's possible to do this faster with a good capturing scheme:
1.e3 d6 2.Ba6 Bh3 3.Bxb7 Bxg2 4.Bxa8 Bxh1 5.Be4 Bf3 6.Bxh7 Bxd1 7.Bxg8 Bxc2 8.Nc3 Bb3 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.axb3 Kf6 11.b4 reaching a monochrome position in a mere 10.5 moves. (2004-10-01)
A.Buchanan: I don't think this "cooked". It's not even unsound: just the author's effort to solve a synthetic challenge, and twice the solution has been superseded, that's all. (2020-11-03)
Keywords: Synthetic problem, Superseded by (P1381496), Non-Unique Proof Game, Ornament
Genre: Retro
FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8
Input: Gerd Wilts, 1995-06-03
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-11-04 more...
2 - P1375286
Andrew Buchanan
James Malcom

PDB Website 30/4/2020
1. dxc7ep! b4 2. c8=D,T#

R: 1. ... c8-c6?! and earlier c8=sB
play all play one stop play next play all
Superseded by P1380851

Related: http://www.matplus.net/start.php?px=1577108437&app=forum&act=posts&fid=xshow2&tid=2395

The 2018 FIDE laws state: "3.7.2 on its first move the pawn may move as in 3.7.1 or alternatively it may advance two squares along the same file, provided that both squares are unoccupied."

Hence Black's newborn 8th rank pawn, which has never been moved before, reserves the right to commence a double-step on its first move, and likewise White receives the right to capture it en passant as they do with a 7th rank pawn.
Henrik Juel: This un-dummy-pawn is like a pawn created on c8 by the Einstein condition
The retroplay looks wrong, what about 1... d8-d6!? 2.d7-d8=sB!? c6xYb5 (2020-04-30)
James Malcom: That makes much more sense Henrik. I have edited it accordingly. (2020-04-30)
A.Buchanan: You don't like Adrian's (: haha? What about :) then? In heraldic terms, it would be described as "regardant". See 270 on https://www.heraldica.org/cgi-bin/atlas.pl?12. I don't know the word for "non-regardant", which is the default direction for the head, e.g. most of the others on that page.
We could replace wBa6a7 with wSa6, but alas having the 3rd knight is non-thematic & distracting. The other thing I would've liked to do is empty b2 so the promotion is forced to be to D. Such a tiny problem should have precision promotion. Needs more thinking. (2020-05-01)
James Malcom: UPDATE: The position has been edited to have one less piece and a precise queen promotion. (2020-10-12)
A.Buchanan: There is dialogue here which is now orphaned by a change of diagram with new matrix. Suggest we revert to the older diagram and mark it superseded by a new PDB entry here (2020-10-12)
James Malcom: I agree-it is now done. (2020-10-12)
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Keywords: En passant, En passant as key, Joke, Joke promotion (b), Tolerated dual promotion (D/T), Promotion (D, T), Superseded by (P1380851)
Genre: 2#, Retro
FEN: k7/PN1N4/PKpP4/1p6/8/8/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-04-30
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-10-12 more...
3 - P1381369
Andrew Buchanan
MatPlus.net Forum 28/10/2020
SPG in 4.0
shortest PG with 4 units captured on 1 square
Henrik Juel: 1.Be2-e3 Ba7-a6 2.Lf1xa6 Bb7xa6 3.Dd1-e2 Lc8-b7 4.De2xa6 Lb7xa6
Very easy and C+ by Natch 3.1
Nice tempo move 3... Lb7 (2020-10-29)
A.Buchanan: Thanks - tempo is to force unique order on Wh moves (2020-10-30)
Keywords: Unique Proof Game, Tempo Move, Task (Construction) (4), Superseded by (P1381879), x pieces capture on one square (4)
Genre: Retro
FEN: rn1qkbnr/2pppppp/b7/8/8/4P3/PPPP1PPP/RNB1K1NR
Input: A.Buchanan, 2020-10-29
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-11-14 more...
4 - P1381496
Ryan McCracken
PDB Website 01/10/2004
BP in which both sides get their pieces all on squares of the same colour?
1. e3 d6 2. La6 Lh3 3. Lxb7 Lxg2 4. Lxa8 Lxh1 5. Le4 Lf3 6. Lxh7 Lxd1 7. Lxg8 Lxc2 8. Sc3 Lb3 9. Lxf7+ Kxf7 10. axb3 Kf6 11. b4
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A.Buchanan: Improves on P0005367 (2020-11-03)
Keywords: Synthetic problem, Non-Unique Proof Game, Ornament, Superseded by (P1381525)
Genre: Retro
FEN: 8/8/8/8/8/8/8/8
Input: A.Buchanan, 2020-11-03
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-11-04 more...
5 - P1381888
Ion Murarasu
Probleemblad 1993
2. Preis #2
151. Thematurnier
(14+10) cooked
1. Tc3! zz
1. ... Txf4 2. Tc5#
1. ... Tg4 2. Sc7#
1. ... Txh3 2. Sc7#
1. ... Lxf3 2. Sf6#
1. ... Lg4 2. Sc7#
1. ... dxc3 2. Td1#
1. ... d3 2. Txd3#
1. ... Txb3 2. Le6#
1. ... Dxb4 2. Te5#
1. ... Dxb3 2. Le6#
1. ... Dxb5 2. Se7#
1. ... axb4 2. Te5#
play all play one stop play next play all
Cook: 1. Td1! droht 2. Sf6,Sc7,Tc5#
1. ... d3 2. Txd3#

1. Td2! droht 2. Le6,Se7,Te5#
1. ... d3 2. Txd3#
Preisrichter: "An impressive problem and a multitude of variants. The therefore also somewhat heavy position and the one dual 1 ... Kc5 or Ke5 is forgiven. A problem to play."

Correction at P1381912
A.Buchanan: This is a delightful problem, but cooked in the original. However it can be smoothly corrected by shifting wTc2 to c7 (and I don't see any other ways to do it). Alas the composer is no longer with us. (2020-11-14)
Keywords: Bosma, Superseded by (P1381912)
Genre: 2#, Fairies
Computer test: C- WinChloe 3.51
FEN: 2NQN3/8/1P1p2p1/pP1k2Pb/qP1p1P1r/rP3P1B/p1R5/K3R3
Input: A.Buchanan, 2020-11-14
Last update: A.Buchanan, 2020-11-18 more...
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The problems of this query have been registered by the following contributors:

Gerd Wilts (1)
James Malcom (1)
A.Buchanan (3)